We will not recognize [American Fascism] as it rises. It will wear no black shirts here. It will probably have no marching songs. It will rise out of a congealing of a group of elements that exist here and that are the essential components of Fascism….
It will be at first decorous, humane, glowing with homely American sentiment. But a dictatorship cannot remain benevolent. To continue, it must become ruthless. When this stage is reached we shall see that appeal by radio, movies, and government-controlled newspapers to all the worst instincts and emotions of our people. The rough, the violent, the lawless men will come to the surface and into power. This is the terrifying prospect as we move along our present course. –
~ John T. Flynn, American Mercury, February 1941
Either fight it now, or get used to this kind of thing: Pennsylvania State Troopers – one with a drawn assault rifle, his trigger-finger ready – bracket a terrified driver during a roadblock set up near Pittsburgh following the death of a “comrade” in a domestic shooting. Don’t assume for a pico-second that the friendly people in official costumes would resist any opportunity to treat the rest of us like this.
For those of you who aren’t from around Pennsylvania, the cop that got shot was responding to a domestic disturbance call. The shooter had ties to local white supremacists, and posted on Stormfront all the time.
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